Criminology is a discipline with a number of robust and lively theoretical and empirical debates. Through engaging in these debates students will gain the very important undergraduate skill of critical understanding. Sociology is a subject that developed with the modern world and its key task is to analyse the changing nature of the social world with particular reference to recent developments. Students will challenge common-sense notions of criminal and deviant behaviours by critically examining academic research and making informed decisions based on available evidence. Sociology at the University of Suffolk aims to equip students with the tools they need to understand the world they live in by developing relevant analytical and research skills. The aim of the sociology joint programme is to produce well informed sociologists who can develop sociologically informed arguments.